Replace ESG with stewardship code

03-Dec-2015|By Wouter Klijn

An institutional investment stewardship code could provide a better framework for establishing best practice in the industry than environment, social and corporate governance (ESG) policies, according to JP Morgan. JP Morgan Investor Services ex.. Read More

Replace ESG with stewardship code

03-Dec-2015

An institutional investment stewardship code could provide a better framework for establishing best practice in the industry than environment, social and corporate governance (ESG) policies, according to JP Morgan. .. Read More

Irreversibility of annuities key issue

03-Dec-2015

The irreversible nature of annuities was one of the key reasons more people did not take up those income products, according to Standard Life. Looking back on the experience of annuity sales in the United Kingdom, S.. Read More

Fraser review could end up in stewardship code

03-Dec-2015

The proposed review of not-for-profit superannuation fund governance by former Reserve Bank of Australia governor and Treasury secretary Bernie Fraser could lead to the development of a United Kingdom-style stewardship c.. Read More

Fraser to review super fund governance

02-Dec-2015

Industry Super Australia (ISA) and the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) have commissioned a review by former RBA Governor and Treasury Secretary Bernie Fraser into the development of a best practice.. Read More

Governance reforms no criticism on funds

27-Nov-2015

The proposed governance reforms, which will require superannuation funds to have a minimum of one-third independent directors on trustee boards and an independent chair, should not be seen as a criticism on funds, but ar.. Read More

Tax incentives less effective than defaults

26-Nov-2015

Tax incentives were less effective than automatic enrolments, such as MySuper, according to a leading academic. Government policy around the development of retirement products, therefore, would be well served by 'nu.. Read More

No further regulation for HFT

29-Oct-2015

The regulatory reforms for high-frequency trading (HFT) and dark pools that were introduced in 2012 had proven effective and no further regulation was needed for that section of the market, according to ASIC. Earlie.. Read More

Challenger signs up three super funds for CIPR

27-Oct-2015

Challenger has signed up three more superannuation funds for the development of a comprehensive income product for retirement (CIPR), combining account-based pensions with its annuity products. At its annual general.. Read More

theinstoreport: Weekly Round-up

22-Oct-2015

The federal government’s response to the Financial System Inquiry (FSI) was finalised some time ago, but a change of prime minister caused a delay in its publication. But this week the response was finally mad.. Read More

Network lowers cybersecurity response time

22-Oct-2015

A newly developed cybersecurity network is aiming to reduce the time it takes financial services organisations to respond to attacks by sharing information of intrusions across its users. Soltra – a joint vent.. Read More